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The discourse of race and Southern literature, 1890 - 1940

From consensus and accommodation to subversion and resistance


Andreas Müller-Hartmann

Contents: The racist Southern white discourse around the turn of the century and first attempts at its subversion, 1890-1914 – The ‘Harlem Renaissance’ and the ‘Southern Renaissance’: Two attempts at revising traditional discourses, 1918-1930 – The beginning of the Depression: Southern white writers probe the racist discourse of the Agrarians, 1930-1935 – The emerging voice of resistance among Southern black writers during the second half of the Depression, 1935-1940.